Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) Reviews

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Pretty sad tale of a kid trapped in a life ruined by his mom in France.

    Pretty sad tale of a kid trapped in a life ruined by his mom in France.

  • Dec 09, 2017

    Exploration of sexuality in a mid-20th century Belgium is wonderfully shown in this film, which tackles young love and lust. I wish the characters were more developed in terms of Pim's attraction to his mother's partner, but overall Pim's relationship is very well emotionally developed.

    Exploration of sexuality in a mid-20th century Belgium is wonderfully shown in this film, which tackles young love and lust. I wish the characters were more developed in terms of Pim's attraction to his mother's partner, but overall Pim's relationship is very well emotionally developed.

  • Jun 25, 2017

    Slow building yet well done coming of age story for a gay boy in Flanders. Brings home the angst, longing and reading so much in to every little thing so many of us went through as teenagers.

    Slow building yet well done coming of age story for a gay boy in Flanders. Brings home the angst, longing and reading so much in to every little thing so many of us went through as teenagers.

  • Oct 30, 2016

    Short but slow, the characters are quite well realized, and it's got a few very touching scenes to reward you if you can get past the first twenty minutes.

    Short but slow, the characters are quite well realized, and it's got a few very touching scenes to reward you if you can get past the first twenty minutes.

  • Sep 29, 2016

    A rather melancholy film, with great performances, and sharp direction. Even if the film ends a little abruptly

    A rather melancholy film, with great performances, and sharp direction. Even if the film ends a little abruptly

  • Aug 02, 2016

    Very well-known story line but represented with beautiful cinematography.

    Very well-known story line but represented with beautiful cinematography.

  • Feb 29, 2016

    I loved North Sea Texas. I was a lot like Pim. Shy, dreamy, curious, romantic, strong-willed, and resolute. After reading what audience members and critics had to say, I noticed no one has mentioned the smaller boy lying at the water's edge, drowned I suppose, when Pim runs naked across the beach. Is the drowned boy a dream? Who is he? I don't know how he'd fit into the plot, and he might confuse an audience when the next scene is a funeral procession, presumably for Gino and Sabrina's mom. This movie really gets to your heart. For me the point is unconditional acceptance. Maybe the somewhat wooden and two-dimensional characters are that way for this reason.

    I loved North Sea Texas. I was a lot like Pim. Shy, dreamy, curious, romantic, strong-willed, and resolute. After reading what audience members and critics had to say, I noticed no one has mentioned the smaller boy lying at the water's edge, drowned I suppose, when Pim runs naked across the beach. Is the drowned boy a dream? Who is he? I don't know how he'd fit into the plot, and he might confuse an audience when the next scene is a funeral procession, presumably for Gino and Sabrina's mom. This movie really gets to your heart. For me the point is unconditional acceptance. Maybe the somewhat wooden and two-dimensional characters are that way for this reason.

  • Jan 17, 2016

    Beautiful in many ways,fantastic cinematography, a very well-known storyline,but still with the amazing talents of the young lead it managed to deliver in all possible ways.

    Beautiful in many ways,fantastic cinematography, a very well-known storyline,but still with the amazing talents of the young lead it managed to deliver in all possible ways.

  • Oct 18, 2015

    hard to understand, but good movie.

    hard to understand, but good movie.

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Mar 08, 2015

    A frustrating drama that uses a teenage boy's sexual awakening to shape a narrative that drags so unforgivably and seems constructed solely around endless silences, "meaningful glances" and contrived situations, and it doesn't help a bit that the acting is terrible.

    A frustrating drama that uses a teenage boy's sexual awakening to shape a narrative that drags so unforgivably and seems constructed solely around endless silences, "meaningful glances" and contrived situations, and it doesn't help a bit that the acting is terrible.